The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world's largest developer of international Standards, has achieved a new record for membership of the organisation, which now comprises the national Standards institutes of 160 countries.
ISO's network of national members covers all regions of the world and includes 122 developing economies. ISO Secretary-General Rob Steele comments, 'It's significant that even in these times of global financial crisis, the ISO family is growing.'
'The benefits that ISO Standards can deliver to business, government, and society as a whole are increasingly recognised. Through membership of ISO, countries can contribute to and influence the Standards that are most important to their economies and receive early warning of forthcoming Standards.'